Nardeo Mishra, Nasinu
The Minister for Industry and Trade, Faiyaz Siddiq Koya, said the truth about the Data Bureau in his press statement. I quote: “For more than a decade ordinary Fijians have been suffering at the hands of the only credit reporting agency in Fiji which is the Data Bureau which has not undertaken proper verification of the information provided to them nor has in place any credible system to correct their information.” This was long overdue and I know there are a lot of us including me who have been the victims of Data Bureau.
Ever since they started their operations in Fiji they have just collected the information but never tried to confirm it with the people concerned and also the data they have is almost 20 years old. If I am not wrong our laws do not allow you to hold any more data after seven years which the Bureau failed to follow. Thank you Minister Koya, and the Government for your concern for the ordinary Fijians.